Summer is almost here for Chelsea. They had been given a lift transfer ban and now the Blues can sign a streak of players. So who are Chelsea targeting and who should they sign?
So with a transfer ban now gone, what are the Blues doing to do about going back to winning ways?
Well Chelsea will need to hire a new manager if Lampard is sacked. But the Blues should also sign better players. So, with that in mind- who will be the Chelsea Transfer Targets this summer? Well you’re going to find out.
5. Ben Chilwell – Leicester City
He is possibly the biggest name on Chelsea’s transfer wishlist now. He has shown excellent form with Leicester City.
Now it is obvious why Chelsea want him. They have Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri in their ranks now. While both of them are not bad, neither are good enough to start for Frank Lampard’s Chelsea.
Specially Alonso is slow and way out his pace to be even playing for Chelsea anymore. Emerson is not first team quality. Chilwell is a brilliant attacking minded left back.
He is also being targeted by Manchester City and Chelsea will have to fight off Pep’s men to sign him. He is expected to cost at least £50 million.
4. Jadon Sancho – Borussia Dortmund
The former Manchester City squad player never made the cut to the first team at the Etihad. It saw him leave for Borussia Dortmund. At Dortmund, he has been given the license to thrill and he has seized the opportunity. Sancho runs left, right, centre at defenders. The young winger terrifies defenses for England and Dortmund and he is not even 20 yet until 25 March 2020. Sancho has already become Dortmund’s main man and could soon leave for a bigger club.
He certainly has expressed his desire to return home and play for the big boys. Chelsea have all his friends in Mason Mount, Tammy Abraham and more. Sancho might just love to partner up next to the likes of Christian Pulisic and Callum Hudson-Odoi.
Latest news on his future has confirmed that Sancho has made it clear he does not want to stay at Dortmund next season and wants to return to England making Chelsea and Manchester United the hot favorites to sign him.
3. Kai Havertz – Bayern Leverkusen
Chelsea seems to be loading on their attacking side because they have been linked with pursuing Bayern Leverkusen’s attacking midfielder or winger Kai Havertz – even though they have signed Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner in this season’s transfer window – both again in the attacking area.
The 21-year old is speculated to rather keen on joining Chelsea, according to Standard Sport.
2. Kalidou Koulibaly – SSC Napoli
The Senegalese center-back has been heralded as one of the top center-backs in world football in recent seasons. Furthermore, he has been part of a great Napoli team that tends to play the ball out from the back. This is a quality much needed in the Chelsea defense.
The 28-year-old has played 21 times this season (in all competitions) and has kept clean sheets in over 40% of the matches. That’s not bad for a defender. He could have become of the most expensive Chelsea signings though as the Blues tried to sign him in the past and were quoted £100 million by Napoli according to reports.
However, given that he will turn 29 this summer, his price could be set to go down a bit. It will also do well for Chelsea who have a very young team and need a commanding and experienced centre back at the base.
1. Marc-Andre Ter Stegen – FC Barcelona
The Barcelona goalkeeper’s current contract situation coupled with Chelsea’s lack of trust on Kepa Arrizabalaga has led to the development of a transfer link.
Kepa has been in poor form and it is believed that Frank Lampard has informed the Chelsea hierarchy that the Spanish keeper, who incidentally at £71.6 million is the most expensive goalkeeper in the world and Chelsea’s record signing, needs to go.
Chelsea are hence rumored to be looking for a new signing and Ter Stegen’s situation has interested them.
The Barcelona goalkeeper has a contract running till 2022. However, it is believed he is not on good terms with certain squad members including a certain Lionel Messi.
That has led to Messi ordering the Barcelona board to let go of the keeper and use the money from his sale to fund a move for Neymar who is likely to cost £198 million.
However, the club are also desperate to hold on to him with the player himself now unsure of what to do. If it does go through, it will be a lengthy and complicated process.